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The role for which Shaffer is thus far most well-known is that of Brick Heck, a character in the American television sitcom The Middle. The role was played by Shaffer during the show's entire nine-season run, from 2009 to 2018. Brick is the youngest of the three Heck siblings, and is highly intelligent and smarter than most people his age. He loves to read and has an ongoing fascination with fonts. Brick is socially awkward, and repeatedly overlooked by the members of his family, such as via forgotten birthdays. The series and its cast were nominated dozens of times for awards, and won over a dozen collectively. (Source:Gliatto, Tom; Rizzo, Monica; Hamm, Liza (April 12, 2010). "Picks and Pans Review: The Middle's Atticus Shaffer Brick's Layers". People. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
Fans of The Middle are probably wondering what’s happened to the actors that they enjoyed watching, and while they’re easy enough to find online most times, it’s still fun to check in on them and see what they’ve been doing. Atticus Shaffer for instance, the guy who played the slightly off-kilter Brick Heck, is someone that people wonder about now and then since the guy has a very distinctive act and look that kind of puts him in his own class. Standing at 4’8″, Atticus was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, which tends to make a person’s bones very brittle and causes shorter stature. He was told by his mother that he would live his life out in a wheelchair, but obviously she didn’t want to believe such a thing and encouraged Atticus every step of the way as he ended up becoming a pretty decent actor, a career that’s seen him noticed because of his height a lot of times, but also because Atticus does have his own distinctive look as well. His career started in 2007 and has been going steady ever since as he keeps on pushing forward, taking on one role after another as he continues to show people what he can do. If anyone recalls, he played the role of the kid in Hancock that informed the titular hero that there was a police chase going on before proceeding to call Hancock the one word that absolutely hated. It was a short role, but it was memorable because Atticus’s skill with delivering a line is absolutely great and his ability to work alongside his fellow actors is definitely what fans like to see. It’s fair to say that some folks might think that there aren’t a lot of roles out there for him thanks to his limited height, but it’s easier to think that there might be quite a bit he can do with his acting ability, especially since he could possibly convince just about anyone to hire him on if he found a role that he wanted. Obviously there are some roles that might not work depending on what’s needed, but in terms of acting ability, Atticus isn’t the kind of person that needs to be counted out or looked down upon.
He is home-schooled, enjoys Yu-Gi-Oh and Lego, and admits that he is a huge nerd. He loves to read Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) books, as well as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and history books about World War II. He enjoys viewing the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) TV show and also loves to watch History Channel's Pawn Stars (2009), American Pickers (2010), and Storage Wars (2010). Shaffer has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, type IV, a genetic condition inherited from his mother, who has type I. He says that the disability is just a small part of who he is. He loves being a Boy Scout and especially enjoys going on camping trips and earning Merit badges. His character on The Middle (2009) is three years younger than he is.
As a budding actor during the sleeper hit’s nearly ten-year run, Shaffer grew to love the character of Brick Heck and to admire the character’s qualities and ability to inspire viewers. (Source: www.cheatsheet.com)
Viewers tuned in to the comedy to see how the lower-middle class Heck family of mom Frankie (Everybody Loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton), dad Mike (Scrubs star Neil Flynn) and their kids Axl (Charlie McDermott), Sue (Eden Sher), and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) were making it through another week in their hometown of Orson, Indiana.